EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

French puits (well)

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NounEdit

puit (plural puits)

  1. (obsolete) A well; a small stream; a fountain; a spring.
    • 1857, George Bradshaw, Bradshaw's illustrated hand-book to Switzerland and the Tyrol, page 37:
      Further on is a puit or pit, bored in the last century, in search of salt; and then smaller reservoirs, with the blasting holes.
    • 1911, Clive Holland, The Belgians at Home, page 211:
      And then a quarter of an hour later she would say, whilst explaining to a French party: “ There were 800 English and 200 French found at the bottom of the puit at the finish of that terrible day, mesdames et messieurs."
    • 1998, Karl Smith, The Atlas Mountains, page 105:
      Cross the ravine, and a further 10 mins. across the plain see trees on the R. These trees mark the site of the puit ( well ) at El Mersse.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

puit (plural puits)

  1. An insectivorous shore bird, the brown-headed gull.
    • 1895, Peter Henry Emerson, Birds, Beasts and Fishes of the Norfolk Broadland, page 308:
      But these pirates are always successful, as are the rats, who steal at dead of night upon the eggs, devouring them; for your rat is a deadly enemy to the puit, and many another bird besides.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch puut (frog), from Proto-Germanic *put-, *pud- (to swell). Compare dialectal English pod (belly), pout, Swedish puta (to pout). Akin to French bouder.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pœy̯t/
  • (file)

NounEdit

puit m (plural puiten, diminutive puitje n)

  1. (archaic, dialectal) A frog

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EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

puit (genitive puidu, partitive puitu)

  1. wood

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FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpui̯t/, [ˈpui̯t̪]
  • Rhymes: -uit
  • Syllabification(key): puit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

puit

  1. second-person singular present indicative of puida
  2. second-person singular past indicative of puida

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

puit

  1. second-person singular past indicative of pukea

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